Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Fine & Performing Arts
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: NVC

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About the Program

This program is designed to help prepare students to transfer to a university and major in Exercise Science, Pre-Physical Therapy, or Physical Education. Kinesiology majors are prepared for jobs in personal training, corporate fitness, teaching and coaching, physical therapy, sports medicine, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Also offered are activity classes that focus on individual and group fitness and sports to help improve an individual’s overall health and wellness.

What will I learn?

Courses are designed to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge base relative to fitness related activities, lifetime sports, and physical education through the teaching profession.

What's special about the program?

Students are exposed to a learning-centered community that educates and inspires its students to understand and appreciate human movement for personal expression and wellness through the lifespan.

What can I do with this course of study?

Pursue careers in a variety of areas: teaching and coaching, athletic training, personal training, recreation specialist, physical and occupational therapy and a host of other health professions.

For the student planning to enter the field of Kinesiology, Northwest Vista College offers the first 2 years towards a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. This may come in the form of an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science depending on the University and degree in Kinesiology you plan to peruse.

Degrees and Certificates
Transfer Advising Guides (TAGs)


Available Courses:

Course Descriptions

Kine 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology

Kine 1338 Concepts of Physical Fitness

Kine 1306 First Aid

Kine 1304 Personal Community Health I

Kine 1346 Drug Use and Abuse

Kine 1321 Coaching I

Kine 1110 Basketball I

Kine 2110 Basketball II

Kine 1103 Cardio Kickboxing I

Kine 2103 Cardio Kickboxing II

Kine 1111 Indoor Cycling I

Kine 2111 Indoor Cycling II

Kine 1113 Physical Conditioning I

Kine 2113 Physical Conditioning II

Kine 1133 Tai Chi I

Kine 2133 Tai Chi II

Kine 1115 Volleyball I

Kine 2115 Volleyball II

Kine 1108 Walking I

Kine 2108 Walking II

Kine 1112 Weight Training I

Kine 2112 Weight Training II

Kine 1136 Yoga I

Kine 2136 Yoga II


About the Program Coordinator: Joe F. Dimas M.A.Ed., B.S.

Bio/Teaching Philosophy

Joe began his teaching career in the Kinesiology Department, and has been involved in helping to support our students succeed since 2007. He aims to ensure all students develop the skills necessary to become successful within their chosen field. Joe earned his Graduate and Undergraduate Degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio.



Contact Us


Joe Dimas
Kinesiology/PE Faculty
Location: HH-201

Karla Ellis
Department Coordinator of Kinesiology/PE
Location: HH-201


Klarissa Rizo
Admin. Specialist
Location: PCA 105

Rachael Bower
Fine and Performing Arts - Chair
Location: PCA 105C